Questions: for the more sophisticated reader:
- Do you think reciprocity is a good strategy for promoting cooperation?
- Why or why not?
- To what degree do you think how we treat each other is driven by what weve been taught?
- To what extent do you think how we treat each other is driven by our psychological makeup?
- Did the author present a balanced picture of the different worldviews of her characters?
- What would you say are the writers biases?
- What role does religion play in "The Prize"?
- Do you think Cooperation based on Reciprocity could work to mediate conflicts between nations?
- Why not?
- What other kinds of communication skills do you think schools should be teaching/encouraging?
- Do you think adolescents are capable of mediating their own conflicts?
- Do you think parents would support schools that promote reciprocity?
- What role do you think promoting competition plays in youth violence?
- How do you think the writers brand of cooperation could be implemented in the context of a school?
- Are there other environments where you think reciprocity would promote cooperation?
- What kind of environment would have to be in place for the rules of conduct to work?
Readers' Poll - for all readers:
If a movie were made from "The Prize", who would you like to have play the major parts?
Share your choices with the author: firstname.lastname@example.org